As a second generation family business, we know that our success has been supported by our unwavering commitment to strong values.Responsibility is one of our core values, and to us, it includes an obligation to interact fairly and positively with our colleagues, customers, stakeholders and suppliers. Marich extends this commitment to the individual growers of our Fair Trade Certified cocoa.

Amplifying the benefits of fair trade to the families and communities where cocoa is grown is critical to the long-term sustainability of the environment and notably, the viability of local economies. Because of our commitment to long-term global and economic health, all Marich brand packaged products contain Fair Trade Certified cocoa and bear the seal demonstrating this commitment.

By buying Marich fair trade products, you are enabling cocoa growers to have better working conditions while empowering them to make choices for the good of themselves and their community, regardless of gender, status, position in society, or position on the globe. For every Fair Trade Certified product sold, producers earn an additional amount of money that goes into a Community Development Fund at origin. From there, a committee of growers decides together how to invest their funds to improve their lives and meet their unique social, economic, and environmental needs.

In 2018, the Kpatabonou Village, in the Oumé section of Côte d’Ivoire, completely renovated its water pump with Community Development Funds received through the local cooperatives’ partnerships with Fair Trade USA.
“Before the renovation women had to walk really far to get water. It was dirty and unsafe,” says Michel Yao Kouassi, Chief of the village. “Now, the water pump area is clean, efficient, and safer for our community to use.”

Want to know more? Learn how Fair Trade Certified™ is making a difference:

Your everyday purchases can help them advance and improve their growing practices and subsequently the quality and value of their crop. Fair Trade standards also drive environmental stewardship and prohibit child labor, helping kids stay in school and build bright futures. Look for the Fair Trade Certified seal on all Marich brand single serves, pouches and gift boxes.